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King Crimson: “Without friction you don’t get heat!”

Robert Fripp showcases the revitalised King Crimson, complete with a brand new, three-drummer lineup, at their first show in Albany, New York, on September 9. In this feature from Uncut’s July 2012 issue (Take 182), Rob Young asks Fripp and many of his former bandmates how they gave birth to a bright and extravagant series of albums and – inadvertently – to a whole new genre: prog rock. Surprising, desperate – and shocking... Even Jimi Hendrix was taken aback!

Robert Plant, Tom Petty, The Beatles, King Crimson, Bobby Womack: inside the new Uncut!

Welcome to the new issue of Uncut! John’s on holiday this week – he was last seen disappearing into darkest Gloucestershire – so it falls to me to show you around this month's edition instead.

King Crimson release photos and video clip from 2014 tour rehearsals

King Crimson have released images and a video clip taken from rehearsals for their forthcoming live dates. Nine photographs have appeared this morning [July 10] on Robert Fripp's DGMLive site. You can see them here.

King Crimson announce first live shows of 2014

King Crimson have announced they will play a series of live shows later this year. According to Rolling Stone, they will play New York's Best Buy Theater on September 18, 19 and 20. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 6, at noon EST.

King Crimson unveil new-line up and 2014 tour plans

Robert Fripp has unveiled a new incarnation of King Crimson. Speaking to Uncut, Fripp said: "King Crimson is returning to active service. We are on-call to be ready for a live performance on September 1, 2014. Seven members. Four English, three American. Three drummers. It’s a different configuration of King Crimson than before. Some are familiar names, maybe more than others." This line-up - the 8th in the band's history - will be Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins and Jakko Jakszyk.

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